October 21, 2019 Subject:
Silly Error - For Hoot Gibson Fans Only
This is one absurd western featuring Hoot Gibson, who doesn't wear a gun, but is a sharpshooter, avoids trouble, does a few rodeo horse tricks and is as uninteresting as can be. The rest of this western film silliness, or comedy if you find it funny, is provided by Charles Hill as the well-dressed erudite charlatan health cure peddler Doc Haliday, and his side show consisting of Frank Yaconelli as Garibaldi, his Italian accordion player and vocalist, the beautiful Lona Andre (she's not much of an actress, but she's sure easy on the eyes) as his hip swaying exotic dancer Madame Fatima, and new addition Hoot Gibson who gives sharp shooting demonstrations. Further inane comedy is provided by Charles King as an alcoholic lawyer and Robert McKKenzie who looks and talks like Andy Devine. Somewhere in this mish-mash is a plot about some bad guys trying to take control of a gold mine owned by George Chesebro (Jim Thornton) and his daughter Lona Andre (Ann Thornton). There is an absurd trial scene, a bunch of riding back and forth and a lot of non-hero Gibson acting as if he knows nothing about nothing and wishing he were somewhere else. How Hoot Gibson became a famous cowboy star is beyond me. For Gibson fans only.